Hyundai partners with FIFA Under-17 World Cup in India

Colombia, the first team to arrive in India, were also undergoing a practice session at the same training ground.

An event was organised on Saturday to wish the Indian National U-17 football team for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.

The parents of India U-17 football team members will be able to watch their children play in the World Cup as the All India Football Federation (AIFF) today said it will arrange all logistical arrangements for them to come to Delhi. "At the same time, we will fight as we want to show the world that we belong on the same page as them". After that, the Ghanaians did not score again in regulation time, drawing 0-0 with Guinea in their final group game and with Niger in the semi-finals, winning on penalties to reach the final, where they lost 1-0 to Mali.

Ghana opened their campaign against Colombia on October 6, followed by matches against USA (October 9) and India (October 12). All three India games will be played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. The final of the tournament will be played in Kolkata.

Prominent players in the team include Josh Sargent and Tim Weah.

The hosts, who are placed in Group A, will open their campaign against the U.S. on October 6, followed by Colombia on October 9 and Ghana on October 12. China hosted the U-17 World Cup in 1985, Japan in 1993, Korea Republic in 2007 and the United Arab Emirates in 2013.

However, such issues have been solved by the FIFA Local Organising Committee, ahead of the World Cup.

Ceppi was not forthcoming when asked to compare the preparation between India and his home country Chile, which has hosted the last edition of the age-group tournament two years ago.

  • Rosalie Stanley